It was evident early on that New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton had tremendous trumpet chops. After a stint with legendary drummer Elvin Jones, Payton inked a deal with Verve at the age of twenty and went on to release seven discs for the imprint, as well as a number of albums on other labels. S ... More >>
SUN | MILE HIGH SPIRITS JAZZ FEST at MILE HIGH SPIRITS | 12/8/13 Mile High Spirits and the Gift of Jazz have teamed up to put on this free daylong festival, which kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and runs until 10: 30 p.m. Each of the six local acts on the bill will be paying tribute to other artists: A Denve ... More >>
An integral part of jazz is the swing feel, and drummers are often the ones stoking that fire, helping to propel the song, as well as the other players involved. While the saxophonists, trumpeters, pianists and guitarists all get their fair share of attention, the importance of a great drummer can't ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Another work week is almost in the books. Time to cut loose. If it's live music you seek, you've come to the right place. Tons of great music on tap this weekend, a diverse array of options whatever your flavor, everything from jazz and jam to hip-hop and hardcore to industri ... More >>
While January had some stellar shows like Joe Lovano Us Five, February is poised to be an utterly fantastic month for jazz in the Mile High City, especially with shows like the Ron Miles Trio featuring Brian Blade and Bill Frisell at Dazzle, plus dates from Fred Hersch Trio, Kurt Elling, Kurt Rosenw ... More >>
Ryan Leinonen Trillium 2134 Larimer Street 303-379-9759 www.trilliumdenver.com Hey!" hollers Ryan Leinonen to one of his cooks. "How's that cauliflower soup doing? Make sure you keep an eye on it." And for the next two hours, Leinonen, the chef-owner of the month-old Trillium, watches from afar at ... More >>
Thursday, December 15, and Friday, December 16, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.
When he branched out on his own after more than two decades of working with Wynton Marsalis -- both in his septet and as part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra -- alto sax player Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson had more time to work with his own group as well as the brand-new quartet Boxca ... More >>
Local jazz veteran Neil Bridge has been a longtime fixture on Denver's jazz scene, both as a performer and as a teacher in the Denver Public Schools, where he also started jazz combo programs. In advance of his show at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret this Sunday, we spoke with Bridge about teachi ... More >>
Saturday, March 12, Boulder Theater, 303-786-7030.
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